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May 2018

Trends, Challenges and Opportunities in Not-For-Profit Governance (Part 1)

May 2, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
RLB LLP Guelph Office, 197 Hanlon Creek Boulevard, Unit 103
Guelph, Ontario N1C 0A1 Canada
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$45 - $59

Based on a recent survey of Waterloo-Wellington charities and not-for-profit organizations, Don, Kevin and Alan McDermott from BoardSupport.ca will describe current trends and examples of how your organization will be successful in the future. In a two part series using discussion opportunities and time for questions and examples, they will talk about: Session 1 (May 2): Best board practices for Strategic Planning. Presenter - Don McDermott How do we know we are achieving our Mission? Presenter - Don McDermott What is Enterprise Risk…

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June 2018

Trends, Challenges and Opportunities in Not-For-Profit Governance (Part 2)

June 14, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
RLB LLP Guelph Office, 197 Hanlon Creek Boulevard, Unit 103
Guelph, Ontario N1C 0A1 Canada
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$45 - $59

Based on a recent survey of Waterloo-Wellington charities and not-for-profit organizations, Don, Kevin and Alan McDermott from BoardSupport.ca will describe current trends and examples of how your organization will be successful in the future. In a two part series using discussion opportunities and time for questions and examples, they will talk about: Session 1 (May 2): Best board practices for Strategic Planning. Presenter - Don McDermott How do we know we are achieving our Mission? Presenter - Don McDermott What is Enterprise Risk…

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August 2018

Building Bridges through Authentic Interactions

August 23, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
United Way Waterloo Region Communities, 50 Sportsworld Crossing Road
Kitchener, Ontario N2P 0A4 Canada
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$45 - $59

At this summer workshop Ingrid will shed light on how the Volunteer Action Centre’s interactive online Building Bridges through Authentic Interactions training modules can provide you with tangible steps to build bridges across cultural differences and strengthen a sense of belonging in your nonprofit. By the end of this workshop, volunteer managers will: i) Understand intercultural communication competence as a developmental process; ii) Identify tangible steps to enhancing intercultural communication skills and understanding; iii) Understand how intercultural competence can help make…

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Building Bridges through Authentic Interactions

August 30, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Immigrant Services Guelph Wellington, 104 Dawson Rd. Unit 102
Guelph, Ontario N1H 1A6 Canada
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$45 - $59

At this summer workshop Ingrid will shed light on how the Volunteer Action Centre's interactive online Building Bridges through Authentic Interactions training modules can provide you with tangible steps to build bridges across cultural differences and strengthen a sense of belonging in your nonprofit. By the end of this workshop, volunteer managers will: i) Understand intercultural communication competence as a developmental process; ii) Identify tangible steps to enhancing intercultural communication skills and understanding; iii) Understand how intercultural competence can help make…

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September 2018

Board Basics: Roles and Responsibilities

September 26, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Volunteer Action Centre KW – Main Floor Board Room, 151 Frederick Street
Kitchener, ON N2H 2M2 Canada
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$45 - $59

New to the role of Board member or looking for a refresher? By the end of the session you will understand the role of the board as well as the role of each individual board member. You will also be able to identify five primary areas of Board responsibility, including planning and evaluation, human resource and financial stewardship as well as risk management and community and stakeholder relations. Lastly, you will have an understanding of the role of the Executive…

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October 2018

Hybrid Volunteer Management Conference – ‘Leading The Way, Not Managing The Day’ –

October 24, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
United Way Waterloo Region Communities, 50 Sportsworld Crossing Road
Kitchener, Ontario N2P 0A4 Canada
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$35 - $75

'Leading the Way, Not Managing the Day' is a volunteer management conference presented by AL!VE, Better Impact, and Volunteer Management Professionals of Canada (VMPC).  Now in its fourth year, this year's topic will explore how leaders of volunteers can move from managing to LEADING.  The streaming event will consist of a 30 minute presentation followed by a moderated discussion with the other presenters (think TED talk meets late night tv), including responding to questions from the audience. This training, titled…

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February 2019

Economics of Volunteering

February 7 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
United Way Waterloo Region Communities, 50 Sportsworld Crossing Road
Kitchener, Ontario N2P 0A4 Canada
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$45 - $59

Have you considered the economics of volunteering? The value of your volunteers' “free” contributions? Who are those volunteers? How are they changing? And What impact will this have on our organizations? Join us for an informative session that explores important findings from recently released national research documents; 'The Value of Volunteering in Canada' and 'Recognizing Volunteers in 2017'. Live streamed presentation from Paula Speevak, President and CEO of Volunteer Canada facilitated by the Waterloo Wellington Learning Alliance staff partners. Vital…

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March 2019

Specialized Volunteer Management Training – Festivals and Fairs

March 7 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
CW Community Sportsplex, 550 Belsyde Ave E, Fergus, ON N1M 2W5
Fergus, Ontario N1M 2W5 Canada
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FREE

How do you recruit, train and retain the best volunteers each festival season? This workshop will increase organizational knowledge of volunteer management, address the challenges and opportunities in seasonal recruitment, and help festival managers create effective and engaging training to retain more volunteers each year.

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Specialized Volunteer Management Training – Sports Leagues and Associations

March 19 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Kitchener Memorial Auditorium, 400 East Ave, ,
Kitchener, ON N2H 1Z6 Canada
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FREE

Developed specifically with the challenges of Sports Leagues and Associations in mind, this workshop covers topics from understanding who is really a sports volunteer and who is a volunteer manager to creating effective seasonal volunteer engagement. The workshop will be delivered by Volunteer Toronto, in partnership with  Volunteer Action Centre, and is tailored to equip volunteer managers with the information, skills and resources they need to continue making a difference through the long-term engagement of volunteers.

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May 2019

Understanding and Engaging 21st Century Volunteers

May 7 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cambridge City Hall, 50 Dickson St.
Cambridge, Ontario N1R 5W8 Canada
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$45 - $59

This session will look at some of the key ways in which society is changing and how these changes affect volunteerism. We will also discuss what leaders of volunteers can do to update their practices to accommodate these changes, further enhancing their engagement and retention of 21st century volunteers. The Waterloo Wellington Learning Alliance is pleased to welcome Rob Jackson from the United Kingdom Rob has written, spoken and trained on volunteer programme management internationally for almost twenty-five years.  He…

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